The Glasgow Rangers manager worked alongside the Northern Irishman at Watford.
Plenty of teams in Italy have been linked with the Leeds United striker.
The Owls will line up against Hull City for a place in the Premier League.
The Reds had been linked with a move for the Hoffenheim player.
Rangers are reportedly still keen to lure Daniel Bentley to Ibrox.
Besiktas midfielder Veli Kavlak has been linked with a move to West Ham United in the summer transfer window.
The former Liverpool boss has had two interviews with the Scottish Premiership side.
Warhammer is a range of tabletop strategy games; Total War is a series of historical battle simulations. Combining the two should have produced a black hole of nerdiness so unapproachable it would crush all mortals. Strangely, however, this is probably the most accessible each game has been for years.
West Ham United could be the ideal destination for an experienced Manchester City favourite this summer.
The Norwegian has impressed in management at boyhood club Sogndal.
Joey Barton's spell with Glasgow Rangers was short-lived but it appears that he has still left a legacy.
Chelsea have an ace up their sleeve as they plot swoop on West Ham.
Leeds United are set to be without Charlie Taylor on Friday evening, when they take on Derby County.
Sunderland must keep Jermain Defoe, says pundit.
Newcastle United are looking for a striker and Dimitar Berbatov wants move back to England.
Arsenal youngster loaned out to Glasgow Rangers, to mixed opinions from Gunners fans.
Efe Ambrose has not played for Celtic since way back in July.
West Ham United are said to be interested in signing Moussa Dembele from Celtic.
West Ham United have become the second favourites to land Everton's Phil Jagielka.
Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion are thought to be keen on strengthening their squads this month.
Andy Burnham says young people in the north-west of England have it harder then their southern counterparts because other northerners “take the mickey” when they say they want to be a doctor, lawyer or politician.
David Cameron is avoiding a head-to-head television debate with Boris Johnson or Michael Gove because he is concerned about turning the EU referendum campaign into a “Tory psychodrama”.